Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Coast Guard airlifts crewman off Golden Alaska

The U.S. Coast Guard sent this out about 9:20 a.m. today:

March 16, 2010

Coast Guard medevacs Bering Sea crewman

JUNEAU — A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew from a forward operating location in St. Paul on Monday safely transferred a crewmember reportedly suffering abdominal pain aboard a fishing vessel eight nautical miles west of St. George Island.

The Coast Guard 17th District Command Center received notification at 8:43 p.m. from the master of the fishing vessel Golden Alaska requesting that a 60-year-old crewmember be medically evacuated.

The Coast Guard launched a Jayhawk from St. Paul, hoisted the man off the Golden Alaska and safely transported him to St. George where local emergency medical services were waiting.

The man was awaiting further transport to Providence Alaska Medical Center by commercial medical evacuation services.

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